Why bake oatmeal when you can cook it?
For one simple reason: baked oatmeal tastes like cake. A quick, 1-person meal-size kinda cake. And what’s better than peanut and banana united to form one dreamy breakfast. All you need is a little patience, an oven, and one hungry person. (Or two – you can adjust the serving size for all my recipes!)
For food bloggers and Instagrammers, this meal is a perfect solution to those who like to eat hot food but want to take a great shot before eating. We are all too familiar with eating cold food, aren’t we? Most foods cool down way too fast for our liking. Eating hot food is one of those rarities in every Instagrammer’s life.
Dear fellow food photographers – I have a life changer for you today!
This oatmeal in a baking tin stays hot for at least half an hour. I tested it! (Of course, this depends on the material of your baking tin and other factors such as room temperature but 15 minutes are guaranteed!)
If that’s not a great reason to try baked oatmeal, I don’t know what else would be. Have I already mentioned it tastes like cake?
High protein peanut flour
The high protein content in this recipe comes from peanut flour, which has become a staple of mine. Sometimes I eat 50g of it in one sitting. Peanut flour is sometimes labeled as “powdered peanut butter” so look out for it at your local health store or favorite online shop. I buy most of my health foods online due to the larger product variety and cheap prices. I have lots of discount codes that come very beneficial when shopping healthy groceries online!
With 50% protein, peanut flour could be categorized as a protein powder but it tastes like powdered peanut butter. I recommend this brand because it contains only 7% fat. This product has changed my life so I think it will change yours too! Due to its low calorie content you can eat more, which means more peanut flavor in everything!
Alternatively, you could replace the 20g peanut flour in this recipe with 1 heaped tablespoon peanut butter.
My kitty was very attracted by the pleasant peanut smell too.
To add back some of the moisture you lose in the baking process, I recommend to eat this oatmeal with plenty of juicy fruits and your favorite plant-based yogurt. I’m currently obsessed with coconut yogurt but soy yogurt goes well with baked oatmeal too.
When you buy coconut yogurt, watch out for the fat content. Some brands have a very high calorie content but I found out that the ones less dense in calories taste just as good. It’s the same principle that applies to powdered peanut butter – if there’s less fat you can eat more, which means more nutrients and more healthy plant protein. The average Western person eats way more fat than he or she needs. That’s why I encourage you guys to watch your fat intake. Fat is essential for your body to work optimally but you should choose the right sources (plants) and try not to exceed your daily intake. With a few tips & tricks (like powdered peanut butter) you can enjoy plenty of the good fats while fueling your body more optimally!
I hope you love this recipe!
Make sure to tag #HealthyFairyFood on Instagram if you remake any of my creations. I can’t wait for your feedback! x
Baked Peanut Banana Oatmeal
- 90 g rolled oats
- 150 g oat milk
- 150 g water
- 2 bananas
- 20 g peanut flour
- 6 drops vanilla (alternative: vanilla bean powder)
- 0.5 tsp cinnamon
- coconut yogurt
- cacao nibs
- Preheat your oven to 200 °C.
- Mash one of the bananas with a fork and cut the other one lengthwise.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and transfer the oatmeal mixture to a small baking tin. Arrange the banana halves on top.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the edges turn brown.
- Let it cool off for a few minutes before you serve it. Add toppings and enjoy!